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Hello to my dear customers, friends, family, and new readers! 2018 is going to be an exciting year for ZigZag Designs. As many of you know, it has been a lifelong dream of mine to design fashions and create patterns. In December 2017, my dream became reality when I released my first pattern, the Rosita Jacket, for sale to home sewers.

I have been designing patterns for myself for years, and in the back of my mind I often thought that other home sewers might appreciate my patterns as well. I wondered what it would be like to test the market and put my pattern designs up for sale. So, a few months ago, I opened my Etsy shop and did just that!

It was about two years ago when I decided the Rosita Jacket would be the first of my patterns that I’d like to sell. And, since coming on the market, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am so grateful to each person who has purchased and sewn her! But, what many of you don’t know is how I came to name this beautiful jacket. So, I’d like to tell you Rosita’s unique and special story.

Rosita was an actual person, a vibrant owner of a women’s fashion boutique in Anchorage, Alaska, in fact! Annually, my husband and I travel to Anchorage, and we always made a point to stop inside Rosita’s shop while in town. Her presence always filled the room with such an exciting energy, and her store was abundant with so many unique, wearable items.

Rosita was the ultimate sales woman, and we always left her boutique with a good time had, a heart full of laughter, and a few items to take home. Sadly, Rosita passed away a few years ago. Her son continues to run the shop, but she is greatly missed.

When I designed the Rosita Jacket, I designed it as an improved version of a jacket I had purchased from Rosita in Anchorage before she passed. Each time I describe the Rosita Jacket, I think of her, and as a result I have since come to refer to all of my patterns as “she” or “her”.

My patterns are like a collection of good friends. Some are flirty and some are serious, some are loose and easy-going, and others are sleek and slim, but they are all so stylish!!

If you’d like to see more of the Rosita Jacket, you can do so here. I do hope you give this jacket a try, she is a lot of fun!

There are a lot of exciting things in store for ZigZag Designs this year. Please stay tuned for some Rosita “tips and tricks”, photos, videos and more!

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